XXI° EUROPEAN FLY FISHING CHAMPIONSHIP
21st-27th September 2015

The Marble Trout

Salmo Marmoratus, the most beautiful and wild of trouts, lives in the Sarca river and up to the late ‘70s it was the unquestionable queen.
The most favourite habitat is the middle-upper trait of stream flows with higher carriage levels of water, filled with hiding escapes and deep holes, right down to the area of the Fario trout. It can be easily mistaken for other species, including the Fario trout. To recognise it among others, the marble trout has grey, irregular sinuous lines along its back and sides, which extend all the way to the operculum but not the fins. Slender and cylindric body, big head, very big mouth with jaw reaching the back side of the eye, and strong teeth. Dorsal fin and caudal fin are both dark grey; pectoral fins, pelvic fins and anal fin and light grey and yellowish. Marble trouts at young stages can present small red spots on their bodies, similarly to the Fario trouts. It can be over 1 metre long, reaching a weight of even 15kg.

It characterises the main trait of the Sarca river, with populations more or less consistent and small nucleuses even in the Sarca of Val di Genova. Sporadic examples moving upstream can be found on the lowest traits of the main streams.

interesting facts:

The Marble trout has a good ability to reproduce naturally. Through its evolution, it has adapted itself to heavy and rough waters better than Fario and Iridee have done. Its behaviour is cautious and distrustful, which makes it a difficult prey to catch but gives great satisfaction once caught.
It can reach much bigger sizes than other trout species.
It’s an endemic species existing only in certain rivers that flow into the High Adriatic Sea and their tributaries. This is why the Marble trout provides national and international prestige to the rivers where it resides.

fishing techniques:

  • Between 10 - 20cm long: almost exclusively caught with small-sized artificial flies;
  • Between 20 - 45cm long: can be caught with any fishing technique - mostly submersed artificial fly, natural living-fly, spoon lure, manoeuvred dead fish;
  • Over 45cm long: very suspicious and hard to catch. You can achieve good results with artificial baits.

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Event

21st FIPS-MOUCHE European Fly Fishing Championship

From the 21st September to the 27th September 2015, the program will be embraced by the beautiful sceneries of the Dolomites of the Brenta and Adamello, from where the Sarca river is born. 4 contest fields along the river and one in the little Alpine lake Nembia, where European contesters coming from 20 different countries will be competing in the art of fly fishing. It is a technique that requires high level of competence as well as sophisticated equipment, often handmade by the fisherman himself, who pays attention to the morphology of the insects naturally present in the vicinity of the water streams at a particular time. The technique requires the catch and immediate release of the prey, right after the judge verifies the length of the fish. The last edition of the Championship was held in Sweden.

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The Sarca river: Kingdom Of the Marble Trout

Fishing sections

The 21st FIPS-Mouche European Fly Fishing Championship will be held along the Sarca river, which comes from the glaciers of the Adamello and flows into Lake Garda, from where it exits with the name of Mincio. 77km separate the spring from the lake.
The Championship contests will take place on 4 different sections along the higher level of the Sarca river: in Val Genova, in the area around Pinzolo, in the neighbouring areas of Tione di Trento and in Terme di Comano/Ponte Arche. The fifth section will be the Lake of Nembia.
Every athlete will have at his/her disposal around 200 metres of river for each of the five contests, always with section rotation.

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HOW TO GET HERE

BY CAR:

Exit at Trento Nord for those arriving from the north / Interporto / direction Madonna di Campiglio / Comano Terme. (40km);
Exit at Trento Sud for those arriving from the south / all directions / enter freeway / exit n. 6 / direction Madonna di Campiglio - Comano Terme (35km)

BY PLANE:

Verona Villafranca airport (125km away). Shuttle from airport to Verona’s train station available. From the station, take trains to Trento. From Trento (28km).

BY TRAIN:

The closest train station is in TRENTO, 28km away from Terme di Comano.

TAXI - MINIBUS (PRIVATE SERVICE):

Filippi Sergio: Tel. +39 0465 701033 – mobile +39 340 4839546
Fruner Viaggi: Tel. +39 0465 735059 - mobile +39 348 2226704
Rigotti Flavio: Tel. +39 0465 734481 – mobile +39 339 2950824
Trentino Bus: Tel. +39 0461 585019 – mobile +39 329 0978576

by coach:

A few metres away from Trento’s train station you will easily find connections with the coaches managed by Trentino Trasporti for Ponte Arche - Terme di Comano, Check the free time slots of all coach connections from Trento to Ponte Arche – Terme di Comano: www.ttesercizio.it

For more info:
Azienda per il Turismo Terme di Comano - Dolomiti di Brenta
Tel. +39 0465 702626 - info@visitacomano.it

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